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Forum difficulty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Feb 21, 2011. 11 Replies

Am I the only one who has difficulty using this forum? I am an active member of several online communities, and I am experienced with using and administrating different types of forum software.…Continue

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote

Started Jun 15, 2010 0 Replies

I was reading the other night and ran across this quote.  I tend to collect quotes in my Moleskine, and I thought that this one was worthy of sharing: "There is a wholeness about the fully grown man…Continue

An Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Effinger Mar 6, 2010. 12 Replies

Greetings, to all and sundry.My name is Jonathan R. Baker.  I am a 28-year-old minister, husband & father currently residing in Virginia.  I have been aware of the AoM site for some time now, and…Continue

 

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Jonathan replied to Louis-Philippe Kerkhove's discussion Flu Shot
"I drive a school bus for the county, and my wife works at an urban, disadvantaged elementary school (where my son also attends for convenience).  Last year, I came down with the flu, and less than a month later, strep throat.  I try to…"
Aug 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Brian's discussion simple question about undershirts!
"I have the same problem, but when I purchased the Big & Tall sizes, the sleeves of the undershirt were too long and would sometimes show when I wore a short-sleeved overshirt."
Jul 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Gerard's discussion Vehicles for big guys
"I'm 6'6" and I am by far the most comfortable in a full-size pickup truck."
Jul 4, 2013
Jonathan updated their profile
Jun 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Shaving....Down There?
"I can relate.  I am also very hairy all over, so if I were to shave my groin area it would be an island of baldness in a sea of hair.  Not an attractive thought and I would never want to try to go whole hog.  Imagine the razors I…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to JWE's discussion Splitting the Dinner Check
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM. As someone who has worked as a waiter, the most convenient time to ask for separate checks is when you are placing your orders."
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to Fred D's discussion Hi
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Those watches look very nice, but I can't see myself paying more than $100 for a watch at this point.  I'm looking for something sturdy, but inexpensive, and relatively stylish."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Thanks for the education on the crystal types.  It looks like the watch I linked to has a plated brass case, so that's a no go.  I really liked the green dial face, though.   I guess I'll keep looking."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Williams's discussion Greetings
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"When I say that I am rough on watches, the problems that I tend to have is the scratching or cracking the watch face, as well as broken straps.  I generally like to have watches snug on my wrist because I hate to have them rattling around my…"
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Matan Nawi's discussion Greetings from Israel
"Greetings, and welcome to AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I like wearing a watch, but I am extremely rough on them.  Any recommendations for a sturdy, casual timepiece that won't break the bank?  I tend to shy away from the more athletic styles."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Also, you may have missed the tongue-in-cheek manner of my post."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Now THAT is a man in need of a tan.!  And apparently a lady friend."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Do you assert that there are no fops in the military?  Besides, serving in the middle east should provide ample opportunities to get lots of sunshine."
Jun 13, 2013

Profile Information

Website
http://jonathanrbaker.wordpress.com
Interests
Theology, History, Ancient Languages, Heraldry, Wargaming, Technology
Books
Freddy & Fredericka by Mark Helprin; anything by J.R.R. Tolkien; A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin; anything by C.S. Lewis; John Adams by David McCullough; et al.
Movies
The Quiet Man (1952) and other John Wayne movies; the Lord of the Rings trilogy; most superhero movies; M. Night Shyamalan movies; Castaway (2000)
Music
Coldplay; Ben Folds; The Beatles; Three Dog Night; James Taylor; also classical music, and big band-era jazz.
Quote
"It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. -- 'To what end?' you ask. That you may prove the victor at the Great Games. Yet without toil and sweat this may not be!" --The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, LCVII

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At 3:54pm on April 26, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 8:50am on March 8, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community! We're glad to have you here.
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At 11:20am on March 6, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Jonathan. Welcome to AoM and to the Christian Men's group. I have a daily Bible study there you might be interested in. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

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Wolf & Iron replied to Milo Morris's discussion NPR is running a series on “Men in America”
"I have listened to a few of these and have the same thoughts every time. They do a good job of talking about what males are currently experiencing in America but not what a man should be or what manliness actually is. I wrote an article addressing…"
3 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to Rick Shelton's discussion 50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish). in the group Men Over 50
"I had a guy tell me that exact thing in the gym.  He looked like a man in his late-thirties who had seen more wear and tear than most, figured he was ex-military. When I asked why he was concerned about what I thought was a middle aged…"
5 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Chu Kim's discussion Ruled by Women
"Most all stable long-term couples are married.  Not all married couples are stable.  The divorce-happy unstable ones may be no better off than the average unstable cohabitating couple except insofar as its a bigger…"
6 minutes ago
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Carl Monster replied to Rick Shelton's discussion 50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish). in the group Men Over 50
"470? was that ass to ankle? If it was I'm damn impressed. See too many guys with that weight go only a fraction of the way down, to watch their poor knees have to deal with the reversal of all the inertia. At 50, I focus on form form form.…"
22 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Chu Kim's discussion Ruled by Women
""Do you figure that 'normalization' improved family stability?  I doubt it." That depends on your definition of stability. If your definition of stability is couples staying together, that's one thing but it's…"
22 minutes ago
StaggerLee replied to Rick Shelton's discussion 50 and looking 30 (ok maybe 35ish). in the group Men Over 50
"I hit 200 my junior year of high school. I spent my weekends loading and unloading trucks in the warehousing district and free time was spent hiking, camping, biking, etc. Was never much for organized sport. After basic I was at 207. When I left the…"
31 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to John Muir's discussion Folk Songs
"Canadian: (Bonus: The very first hockey player that appears at the very beginning of this video is my uncle.) French Canadian: (traditional call-and-answer song): A bit more contemporary: A slower paced, darker song from the…"
52 minutes ago

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